:::: MENU ::::

Posts Categorized / Spirit Of Giving

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 21, 2014

Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The FoodBank began in 1984 when three people saw hunger at the Jersey shore and decided to make a difference. They purchased a small, dilapidated warehouse in Spring Lake. Carpenters, masons and other members of the community donated work, office furniture and supplies. Food streamed in from hundreds of donors. After one year, the FoodBank was serving 25 charities with 100,000 pounds of food.
Ten years later, nearly two million pounds of food was being distributed annually from the same small warehouse. Bursting at the seams, the FoodBank undertook a capital campaign in 1998 to construct a new facility in Neptune. Three years later, the current 40,000 sq. ft facility became a reality.
Today, the FoodBank serves over 260 pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding programs with almost 7 million pounds of food distributed annually.
The Foodbank also operates a culinary training program for people in need of better paid jobs, a kids café and backpack program as well as a mobile pantry and food stamp outreach program. With the help of roughly 1,000 volunteers each year, the FoodBank’s programs are truly a community effort, working to eliminate hunger by providing emergency food, skills training, outreach programs and advocacy for families in need.

More information:

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 20, 2014

Second Life Bikes

Second Life Bikes, in Asbury Park, aims to provide the surrounding communities with the opportunity to purchase a mechanically refurbished bicycle at a reasonable cost, to buy parts and accessories, and to have their own bicycles repaired. Kids who work at Second Life Bikes put in 15 hours of time in exchange for a bicycle of their own, which they restore using the skills they’ve learned. In addition to gaining valuable practical skills, youths are exposed to the value of committing their time to a community organization.
A long-term goal of Second Life Bikes is that all participants, children as well as adults, become integral parts of the ongoing life of the bike shop, ideally learning and growing.
Donated bicycles and parts are vital in sustaining Second Life Bikes; everything they are given is put to good use and given the chance to have a “second life.”

More information:

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 19, 2014

Monmouth County SPCA

The Monmouth County SPCA and Homeward Bound Adoption Center is a non-profit organization that receive no federal, state or local funding. They rely entirely on private donations to fund the many programs provided. The MCSPCA is an Open Admission shelter that does not euthanize adoptable pets. This policy was adopted in 1999 and has enabled the group to save countless lives. However, since adoptable animals stay at the shelter until they are able to find the right home, the added financial and manpower burden has been enormous.
The MCSPCA provides services that improve the quality of life for all citizens of the community, not just for pet owners. In addition to animal adoption and surrender services, the Monmouth County SPCA provides the following services to the community including: Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, Cruelty Investigations, Humane Education, Pet Assisted Therapy, Dog Training, Pet Bereavement Counseling, Lost and Found services.

More Info: http://mspca.org/

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 18, 2014

HABcore

HABcore, a non-profit organization located in Monmouth County, takes the lives of people in need and transforms them by providing living arrangements and services. HABcore provides a permanent home-like setting for the residents along with services to help them create a plan for a better future life. Achieving self-sufficiency while in a supportive and structured environment is the main goal of this organization.
The group was founded in September 1988 after many volunteers at the Lunchbreak Organization in Red Bank realized many of the people needed help on a whole new level. Their housing situation was inadequate for a healthy and productive lifestyle. HABcore was founded to provide affordable living for people who lived in the same region as Red Bank’s Lunchbreak. HABcore received the name from the first initials of the last names of three men who died in Red Bank in the 80s.
The group maintains that it has been successful because of the commitment from the trustees. From performing many services including laundry, to working on many of the committees that make HABcore possible such as Finance and Residential Life, the trustees have really made HABcore flourish.

More Info: http://habcore.org/

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 17, 2014

180 Turning Lives Around

180, TURNING LIVES AROUND IS A PRIVATE, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO ENDING DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
THE GROUP HAS SERVED INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES FOR 35 YEARS. THE STAFF PROVIDES IMMEDIATE AND LONG TERM SUPPORT IN ASSISTING CLIENTS WITH THE TRAUMA THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED, WHILE SUPPORTING THEM IN OBTAINING SERVICES AND MAKING DECISIONS THAT WILL TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND.
180, TURNING LIVES AROUND IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING SUPPORT DURING CRISIS & LONG TERM GROUP COUNSELING FOR VICTIMS AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE. ADVOCACY BY ASSISTING OUR CLIENTS IN ACQUIRING THE SERVICES AND SUPPORT THEY NEED FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. EDUCATION & PREVENTION WHILE STRIVING TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE BY BRINGING THEIR VAST EXPERTISE IN THE AREAS OF SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO THE CLASSROOM, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS. AND THROUGH OUTREACH AS THEY WORK TO MOBILIZE CONCERNED INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, & COMMUNITY GROUPS TO JOIN OUR EFFORTS TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, MEN AND CHILDREN.

More Information: Here

Pages:12345678